Holidays to Switzerland are all about the vast mountains, tranquil lakes and cities that bubble with heritage.
Switzerland can encompass a wide range of city experiences, too. Geneva has a lakeside setting and a chic vibe, while Lausanne offers modern art, a buzzing evening scene and a Gothic Old Quarter. Basel is another cultural hotspot, with galleries, festivals and riverside restaurants dotted along cobbled streets. Zurich, meanwhile, mixes a historic centre with cutting-edge clubs and art spaces, many of them in converted factories. Ticino, the Italian-speaking enclave in the south, reveals another side to Switzerland. Here, charming villages perch in valleys, well-dressed locals promenade by picturesque lakes and palm trees provide an unlikely counterpoint to the mountain views. Like so much in this small and utterly unique Alpine nation, the mix feels strangely perfect.
Awe-inspiring landscapes take your breath away, every day, on Switzerland holidays. Ski with views of the mighty Matterhorn, kayak across glacial lakes and hike to magnificent waterfalls. Each season washes over the country with its own colours and a new set of adventures to enjoy in the sun or the snow. No matter what you love to do, this is a land that truly surpasses the imagination.
If you’re planning ski holidays, the best months for snow are typically January and February. For outdoor adventure activities in warmer weather it is best to visit in May to early October.